Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (“Smart & Final”, NYSE:SFS) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Employment Counsel to be located at its Commerce, CA (just southeast of Los Angeles) corporate headquarters. Smart & Final is an equal opportunity employer.
Overview: Smart & Final seeks an accomplished employment attorney with exceptional academic credentials, a distinguished professional record, and at least 10+ years of general legal experience with a focus on employment matters.
Company: Smart & Final Stores, Inc. operates more than 300 grocery and foodservice stores under the “Smart & Final,” “Smart & Final Extra!” and “Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Utah, with an additional 15 stores in Northern Mexico operated through a joint venture. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“SFS”).
Experience: 10+ years’ broad employment law experience developed in a reputable law firm. In-house employment experience in addition to law firm training is highly desirable. Extensive experience in employment litigation and an in-depth understanding of labor relations and HR/employment matters (e.g., union\NLRB, FLSA, internal investigations, policies) is required. Spanish language skills and retail industry experience are both a plus.
Bar: Active member in good standing of the California Bar, or the ability to be admitted as Registered In-House Counsel in the State of California.
Relos: No - local candidates are strongly preferred.
Please submit resumes to the attention of PJ Harari via email to: SmartFinalEmployment@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact the company directly; all resumes sent to Smart & Final will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience/competitive.
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